Facebook Developer Garage London March 2011

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Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

We're pleased to announce our next regular event, taking place on Thursday 17th March (not our usual third Wednesday of the month), at our new venue in the Freemasons' Hall (close to Holborn, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Temple stations).

The theme this month will be mobile, and confirmed speakers so far include Fabio Bertone from Reply on Facebook coding for Android and iOS, Ronan Shields from New Media Age magazine with some high level analysis of the mobile industry, Tim Ocock from Steely Eye Media talking about the network within social networking, FDGL committee member Tom Gallagher from Logicode on HTML5, and Matthew Johnston and Alex Couturon from Facebook talking about how they deal with Platform bug reports and questions on the developer forums.

We'll also have as usual Iskandar Najmuddin, Technical Director at Syncapse (formerly Nudge) briefing us on the latest platform updates, Dave Nattriss, freelance developer and FDGL secretary and webmaster, running down what's hot on Facebook, and an introduction with Facebook product updates from Todd Chaffee, the chairman of the FDGL committee.

The last few month's events each sold out within days, so be quick. We'll have beer, pizza, possibly some Facebook swag, and will go for after-drinks in a nearby pub/bar.

Tickets are available at http://fdglmarch2011.eventbrite.com - you must buy in advance to guarantee entry on the night. Earlybird tickets are available until Friday before the event subject to quantity.

As always we are grateful for the sponsorship of our events - thanks to our regular sponsors Facebook, Gamaroff Digital, Adknowledge, Conversocial, Joyent, Logicode and Syncapse, and our media partner Newspepper.

Audience capacity: 
220 people

Freemasons' Hall - Lodge Room 1

Lodge Room 1, Freemasons' Hall
60 Great Queen Street
London City of
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United Kingdom

Freemasons’ Hall is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England and the principal meeting place for Masonic Lodges in London. Grand Lodge has been in Great Queen Street since 1775, the present Hall being the third building on the site.

Built between 1927–1932 as a memorial to the Freemasons who died in the First World War, it is one of the finest Art Deco buildings in England, and is now Grade II* listed internally and externally. In addition to the Grand Temple (seating 1700) there are 21 Lodge Rooms, a Library and Museum, Board and Committee Rooms and administrative offices. The building is fully open to the public.

Lodge Room 1 can be found by following the main central corridor from the main reception until the end, and it is on the left past the lifts.

Video report: 

Introduction and Facebook product updates - 17/03/2011

Introduction to the evening and a brief run-down of recent Facebook product news

Todd Chaffee

What's New On The Platform - 17/03/2011

Iskandar from Syncapse talks about latest changes on the Facebook platform

Iskandar Najmuddin

Facebook And Mobile: What Can We Code?

Fabio Bertone

Plugging The Black Hole: Operation Developer Love and Platform Bugs

In their talk, Matthew and Alex hope to give you a sense of how the team works and the sheer amount of requests they have to work through, and afterwards, you should know all the right thing to add to your request or bug report so it can be picked up and actioned fast by Facebook – which is good for everyone.

Matthew Johnstone
Alex Couturon

What's Hot On Facebook - 17/03/2011

The hottest Facebook applications and pages from FDGL secretary and webmaster Dave.

Dave Nattriss


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Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook every day to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. Read our blog at

Gamaroff Digital

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Gamaroff Digital is a growing social media and digital agency located in Camden, London. We have been acknowledged by Facebook in their Preferred Developer Consultant Program so are perfectly placed to deliver cutting edge projects for our clients. We develop and produce cutting edge social media and viral marketing campaigns for the biggest brands such as Vodafone, Guinness, Lucozade, Cadburys, Sprite, Carlsberg and more.


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AdknowledgeInc is a US based ad-targeting specialist. After acquiring Super Rewards in June 2009, Adknowledge has become one of the largest monetisation platforms for Social Apps & MMOG’s in the world, serving over 15BN display ads a month, generating more than $150m a year for Social publishers worldwide.


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Conversocial is a SaaS company that helps businesses manage the increasing volume of two-way communication going through social platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Through in-depth engagement analytics and comprehensive comment management tools, Conversocial enables effective marketing distribution, moderation and customer support.


Joyent logo

Joyent has teamed up with Facebook to offer Facebook Developers a limited number of free accounts on the Joyent cloud with one (1) year of free hosting! Now you can focus on creating the next killer app instead of dealing with infrastructure and scalability issues. Just code your app and deploy. It’s that easy!


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Our experienced team specialises in delivering creative marketing campaigns for Social Media, Mobile and the Web.


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Syncapse is a full-service technology partner. We help companies build, manage and measure customer relationships through the use of cutting-edge social media technology. Syncapse recently acquired London-based Nudge Social Media.


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Video services at our events are provided by Newspepper.com. Newspepper is a global platform for students and graduates in media to get work experience, ensuring our clients receive high quality, low cost media services.

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